Milwaukee Bucks rookie Thon Maker has officially been a member of the NBA for less than two months. Nick DePaula of Nice Kicks and The Vertical reports that Maker has inked a multi-year sneaker deal with adidas:
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) August 8, 2016
There were some concerns about Maker’s age legitimacy before the draft, but the Bucks went and added yet another experimental, freakishly lengthy piece to their roster. Maker is one of an interesting batch of rookies who should warrant attention this season.
Maker joins Brandon Ingram (Lakers), Kris Dunn (Timberwolves), Dragan Bender (Suns), Jaylen Brown (Celtics), and Jamal Murray (Nuggets) as members of the Three-Stripe team. Adidas announced the signings of the other players just before the NBA Draft in June and four of them were selected in the top five. The brand’s most popular NBA players are James Harden, Damian Lillard, Kyle Lowry, Derrick Rose, and Andrew Wiggins.
That’s not bad for someone who was almost considered ineligible for the draft to be selected in the top ten and then sign a multi-year sneaker deal less than two months later.